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Valentine’s Day is creeping up fast. If your sweetie has a serious coffee love going on, the best way to get on her (or his, of course) good side is with a coffee-related gift. But what to get? Would your honey rather have a pound of incredibly delicious, fresh-roasted Ethiopian Yirgacheffe to brew up at home on Sunday morning or an awesomely overpowered espresso maker that does everything but drink the coffee?
Well, we don’t know your sweetie, so we wouldn’t dare to suggest a particular coffee gift, but we can sure give you a bunch of suggestions for things that nearly any coffee lover would love to have with ideas of who would love them the most.
Is your Valentine the adventurous sort who’s always looking for something new to try? A coffee sampler gift set is the perfect choice. Here are a few aimed at different styles of coffee makers and coffee lovers.
Whole Bean Fresh Roast Coffee
If your sweetheart is a sophisticated coffee drinker with a decent coffee grinder, this one is the perfect Valentine’s Day coffee sampler. There are no hearts and flowers on the box – just 10 1/2 pound bags of freshly roasted whole bean coffee, including Costa Rican Tarrazu and Sumatra Mandehling, and a pair of coffee mugs — plus, for a limited time, a free 11th half pound that they’ll pick for you.
Coffee Bean Direct Assorted Whole Bean Coffee Sampler, 9-Pound Box
K-Cups Awesome Sampler Pack
Does your sweetie have a Keurig brewer? This K-cups sampler pack will have her thinking about you every time she brews a cup for herself — or you. It includes 70 completely different K-cups — they promise that there isn’t a single duplication. And it comes in an elegant presentation gift box that can be refilled.
Crazy Cups Coffee Only Sampler Pack, K-Cup Portion Pack for Keurig Brewers, Gift pack, 70-Count
A Whole Lotta Coffee Love
Honestly, we had a hard time picking one of the sumptuous coffee gift basket selections put together by Art of Appreciation, but we finally settled on this one. It’s got four different premium coffees — one Colombian Supremo and three flavored coffees — an awesome gift coffee mug, and everything you can imagine dunking into your coffee, including chocolate biscotti, brownies and chocolate chip cookies, and… wait for it… cappuccino and espresso candies. Check out Art of Appreciation’s other gift boxes, too. The Espresso Gift Box is a close second on this one.
Art of Appreciation Gift Baskets Coffee Lovers Care Package Gift Box
Coffee Making Equipment
Whether your sweetie lacks basic coffee making equipment, is looking to upgrade to better coffee or just loves having lots of different kinds of coffee makers around the house, you’ll be sure to score big when you buy one of these for the kitchen counter. Oh, and they’re all red coffee makers, in honor of the occasion.
Upgrade to Better Coffee
The Mokkamaster Technivorm is widely acknowledged to make the best cup of coffee of nearly all drip coffee makers. It brews coffee at the perfect temperature and the showerhead is designed to drip at the precise rate to get the most flavor out of your coffee beans. And honestly? It’s got the kind of great looks that will mark you as a person of distinction.
Technivorm KBG741 AO Red Metallic Moccamaster Glass Carafe Coffee Maker
Single Serve Coffee Love
We included a Keurig sampler gift pack, so we have to include a Keurig Single Serve Coffee Brewer in our top ten list of Valentine coffee gifts. The Keurig Mini is a particular favorite because it’s so personal. It’s the ideal gift for the office or dorm room. Pair it up with a Keurig gift coffee subscription and you’ll be the apple of your sweetheart’s eye.
Keurig Mini B31 Plus Red Coffee Maker
Valentine’s Day French Press
Any real coffee lover knows that the French press is one of the best coffee making devices ever — and Bodum sets the standard that every other company tries to beat. We love this very stylish red Bodum Chambord French press with its sleek, classic good looks, but there’s a whole range of styles — and sizes — from which you can choose.
Bodum Red Chambord 8-Cup Coffee Maker
Coffee Accessories to Complete Any Outfit
Coffee makers are great, but true coffee lovers adore coffee accessories that can help you turn your morning cup of joe into a delicious luxury treat. These are some of our favorite must-have coffee accessory choices fit for any coffee lover.
Coffee Travel Mug
No coffee lover should be without a high quality coffee travel mug. The best ones we’ve seen anywhere are insulated stainless steel coffeee mugs that keep your coffee hot and don’t absorb the oils and flavors from the last cup of coffee you drank. We totally love this very classy self-warming coffee travel mug. It’s got great style and it plugs into your computer USB port or your auto’s 12-v adapter so you’re coffee is always at the perfect temperature.
NEW! Auto Heated Travel Coffee Tea Mug Cup Red – 12V & USB
Does your Valentine crave cappuccinos? Does your sweetie love lattes? Save her some serious cash — and make her your biggest fan — with a milk frother so she can make her own at home. We know you can find inexpensive mini-blenders, but we’re head over heels in love with the Nespresso Aeroccino. It froths hot, warm and cold milk just the way you like it in almost no time at all so you have lots more time to spend doing fun things.
Nespresso 3194-Us-Re Aeroccino and Milk Frother, Red
Want your Valentine sweetie to love you forever and ever? A coffee grinder will do the trick. No other single thing you can do to your coffee will make as much a difference as a good quality burr coffee grinder. If you’re feeling really flush, you can drop a really big bundle on one, but if this is your Valentine’s first foray into the world of whole bean coffee, we like this relatively mid-priced Bodum Bistro Electric Burr coffee grinder — in bright red, of course.
Bodum BISTRO 1093 Electric Burr Coffee Grinder – Red
The Whole Shebang
We saved the best for last. This is the Valentine coffee gift designed to impress even the hardest-to-impress coffee lover on your gift list. The full automatic KRUPS Espresseria does it all for you. It includes a built-in conical burr grinder and steam wand, and allows you to customize your espresso just the way you like it. The compact, stylish machine has the good looks that do you proud sitting on your countertop — er, your Valentine’s countertop. Unless, of course, you find it as hard to give away as we would.
KRUPS EA8255001 Espresseria Full Automatic Espresso Machine with Built-in Conical Burr Grinder, Red